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Topic Title: Upgrade from Athlon 64 x2 4200 to 5000 Black is it worth it?
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 06/18/2008 09:19 PM
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ah1f39
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I'm looking for opinions. How many think it's woth the time and cost? Bang for buck? I can pick the 5000 Black for $72.00 in the next couple days.

Looking for fast answers.
Thank you.

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Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
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 06/20/2008 10:50 AM
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Anybody...

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4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
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 06/22/2008 11:04 AM
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Wow this is the first forum I've seen that nobody has an opinion.

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4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
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 06/22/2008 11:20 AM
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I DO !!!

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 06/22/2008 11:21 AM
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it depends !?!?

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 06/22/2008 11:28 AM
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yes in fact $72 is well worth the 5000+ be,
even if you dont use it right now it is a great cpu for the $.
it is a great gaming/OCing general all around cpu-BUY IT you will not regret it,i took out my phenom 9500 and put this one in to OC it .
i have it in a
Asus m2n sli deluxe mb
2-8800gt OCed
8 gig 800 mhz ram
love it

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 06/22/2008 04:35 PM
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Thank you 4 days and your the only person to respond. I decided to wait on the 5000+. $72.00 was on ebay, the auctioner did not like haveing to email the model #. Newegg has the 5000 black for $76.99, why take the chance.


I'm wondering now if it is worth it to go from the 4200+ to the 5000 black, or save a little longer and jump to the 6400 black.

What do you think?

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AMD Athlon 64x2 4200
10% overclock 2402Mhz
Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
Coolermaster Enlite 330 case w/2x 80mm,2x 120mm fans
 06/22/2008 05:11 PM
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for the price (i think the 6400+ be is close to twice the price?)the 5000+ is a better value
and if you OC, the 5000+ will get to 3.0-3.2 with little problem.
how much $ you looking to spend.
if you can, get the 5000+,save a little money up and get a 8800gt vid card (it will blow away your 8600gt)
now this all depends on if you game or not.
either cpu is great,you cant go wrong with either one

wish you luck -dimwit-

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 06/23/2008 11:07 AM
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I just picked up a second XFX 8600GT 512Mb for $40.00. I now have a whole $60.00 invested in two cards. The first card cost $20.00 after a $100.00 coupon from DELL.

I'm looking for a SLI MB and an over clockable CPU. I am considering these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...N82E16813131246


http://www.newegg.com/Product/...N82E16813131013


http://accessories.us.dell.com...19&sku=A1327029


The Deluxe looks good because it will take a Phenom later. The Foxxcon I can use my DELL acct. and wont have to use IDE/SATA addapters.
I do game a little, BF2, BF2142, COD4, CRYSIS
A custom PC is never finished.

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AMD Athlon 64x2 4200
10% overclock 2402Mhz
Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
Coolermaster Enlite 330 case w/2x 80mm,2x 120mm fans

Edited: 06/23/2008 at 11:14 AM by ah1f39
 06/23/2008 08:18 PM
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your links go to many motherboards,which ones are you looking at?

the Asus M2N HT Deluxe is a good board, if that is the one you where looking at.
i might pick one up (to run my 8800GTs in sli)
but i might hold on and just build a new sysetem when the 45nm phenoms come out next year and pick up a couple 4870x2 for crossfire

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Edited: 06/23/2008 at 08:29 PM by dimwit13
 06/24/2008 11:38 AM
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I dont know what happened to the links.
The MB I have been looking at are:

ASUS M2N SLI
ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe
Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H

I ordered the Foxconn from DELL last night.
I've never used Foxconn before though. And would apprectiate hearing from anyone about thier experiances with Foxconn and or this MB.

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AMD Athlon 64x2 4200
10% overclock 2402Mhz
Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
Coolermaster Enlite 330 case w/2x 80mm,2x 120mm fans

Edited: 06/24/2008 at 12:13 PM by ah1f39
 07/08/2008 03:11 PM
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I would honestly go for the 6000+ or the 6400+ (if you overclock). I have a 6000+ and love it.

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AMD 64 x2 6000+
HIS IceQ4 4850 1GB @ 625Mhz core- 993 Memory- boo-ya
4GB 400Mhz DDR2 Ram
500 GB Hard Drive@ 7200RPM
DVD SuperMulti Drive with Lightscribe
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Windows 7 64-bit

 07/08/2008 10:55 PM
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Thank you.

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AMD Athlon 64x2 4200
10% overclock 2402Mhz
Foxconn N570SM2AA-8EKRS2H
4Gb Kingston ram
XFX 8600 GT 512Mb X2 SLI
Seagate Baracuda SATA 500Gb 7200rpm x6
Optiarc SATA 20x Dvd RW x2
Thermaltake 430W PS
Coolermaster Enlite 330 case w/2x 80mm,2x 120mm fans
 07/15/2008 11:15 AM
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Don't know if it is too late to reply, but, i would get the 6000+ aswell. you get double the L2 cache of the 5000+ which would make a difference.
 07/16/2008 12:07 PM
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i AGREE GO FOR THE 6000

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 07/21/2008 07:15 PM
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I have a AMD X2 5000+ OC 3.25Ghz running great no prob at all.

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 08/14/2008 04:00 PM
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whichever way you go, with the 5000,6000,or the 6400 you are making an excellent choice!

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---------NEW-------ooh-------ahhh
AMD 64 x2 6000+
HIS IceQ4 4850 1GB @ 625Mhz core- 993 Memory- boo-ya
4GB 400Mhz DDR2 Ram
500 GB Hard Drive@ 7200RPM
DVD SuperMulti Drive with Lightscribe
ASrock A780 FullDisplayPort
Windows 7 64-bit

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